Blooming in the Dark

Since, I won’t be around much, I decided to repost a few of my older writes for my newer friends to read. This one is from November 12, back when I first started writing poetry. “Blooming In The Dark,” also happens to be one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy.

Happy Tuesday to all.

The Lonely Author

Sometimes, neglect can be as painful as abuse.

To all the women who have ever felt alone, unwanted, unappreciated, or unloved.

This one is for you.

Blooming in the Dark

Unappreciated sacrifices

replaced dreams that slowly died

her aging petals wilting

from the silent tears she cried

Forgotten and all alone

hummingbird with no sound

heart beating without love

petals sinking to the ground

Depressed in her little corner

neglected and unmarked

an unappreciated flower

forever blooming in the dark


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98 thoughts on “Blooming in the Dark

  1. I’m sure I read this before but I very much enjoyed reading it again. Neglect was the main form of child abuse I endured. I was kept in bed A LOT sick, medicated with alcohol, medically neglected to the point of being in bed for a year when I was four and having to learn to walk all over again. I also, taught myself to read that year. I did bloom in the dark. Even back then, Jesus was there with me helping me survive and overcome.

    I can’t believe you haven’t been writing poetry for years and years.

    I wrote a short prose a few months back and when you have time, I’d like for you to read it called “The Colors of Joy” just go to my homepage and type it in the search. It dove-tails your poem.


      1. I do have some darkness… I try to keep the levels under control. I confess, some days I fail. But I think that’s just part of who I am. I’m glad my comments are well-received, for lack of a better description… Hope all is well and reblogging is a great idea rather than full-disappear. (I’m just making up words now.)


        1. I didn’t want to do a complete disappear. I think that is terrible for a blog. Unfortunately, my keeping up with blogs has been spotty this week. Next week I come back with a vengeance. Laughing. Sandra be well. I worry about you. Always try to see the positive in everything, even the bad.

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  2. I remember this piece. Beautiful then, still beautiful now. I hope you are having a week full of blessings, even the not-so-good ones, because they could be blessing in disguise. ☺️

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  3. This is a beauty and relatable. I like the way you write poetry and it’s great you reblogged this because I missed it before. One quote I love and say to myself sometimes is “No mud, no lotus” it pretty much sums it up some days πŸ™‚ Hope yesterday went well for you, one day at a time, sending more positive vibes for Tuesday πŸ™‚

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    1. Laughing. I have been saying one day at a time this week. Quite a bit of annoying stuff mixed in with the good and bad. I am okay so far. My blog was new and didn’t have many followers when I wrote this, so I figured it was a perfect reblog. Thank you for reading, your kind words and thoughts. Be well.

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  4. A beautiful write. A sad reality eloquently put. You are such a sensitive soul my friend and because of it your writing resonates strongly with those who read you. You lend a deft, sweet touch to even painful topics.

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  5. d darkness has its own beΓ uty.every darkness is coz of new dawn of imagination n thinkinig.why r u thinking of
    dark side of woman’s life.u know dt here i s a most good smelld white flowers who r blossomed in darkness of night .

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  6. hey dew!!plz write some new coz my days r going as hotdays n nights r sleepless.after doing my officiall works n domestic works ,i still now wait urs post for relaxing in nightcoz ur poem is remove my all day’s tenshion.if u donn’t mind please accept my request.ur blooming in the dark will never blooms in dark n sunshine too.u have disturbed from insomania bt i have to need ur poem as lullaby for good sleeping.

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